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An Interview with Diana Ross-FAILED!

Hi everyone,

About a week ago, I was given some great news. Not only was I going to receive a complimentary media ticket to the Diana Ross concert tonight, but after the show, I was going to be given 10-15 minutes for an interview with Miss Ross, to be held backstage in her dressing room.

This was to all happen tonight-I had even arrived in the area of the theatre hours beforehand for some other events. Unfortunately, I was hit with a double whammy. But I have realized that what happened might be a better story than an actual interview.

First, the marketing director at the theatre called me at about 3:45. She informed me that since Miss Ross lives near this theater, she was demanding 80 complimentary tickets for her friends and family, rather than the usual 50. Therefore, my media ticket was being revoked.

A few minutes later, I called Miss Ross's personal assistant, who I was supposed to contact after the show. I told her what had happened, and she then recommended that I stop by the theatre as soon as possible-Miss Ross was already in the building.

The assistant met me at the stage door, and we went in the elevator up to the dressing room area. In the elevator, she informed me of the "forbidden" topics for this interview, including the other members of the Supremes, Miss Ross's close friend Michael Jackson, and Motown founder Berry Gordy, who she had a well-known relationship with. I assured the assistant that none of these people would be mentioned.

Once we arrived at the dressing room, the assistant quickly went inside to inform Miss Ross that I had arrived. She then sternly told me "Miss Ross will see you now."

I walked in, and there she was-Diana Ross in the flesh. She looked absolutely stunning! Before I could say a word to her, she asked me a simple question: "WELL?"

I politely introduced myself, and told her how much of an honor it was to meet her. Miss Ross then questioned me: "You mean to say that YOU'RE the one that they sent for this interview?" I informed her that I am a freelancer, and I conduct and submit interviews pretty much when I feel like it. Nobody "SENT" me.

Miss Ross called her assistant into the room, and asked her: "Why did you send this CHILD into my dressing room?" Now, I may be fairly young, and I do have a "baby face", but these facts should have nothing to do with my interviews. The assistant asked Miss Ross what she should do about the situation, and the living legend told her to send me out.

Before I left, however, I asked Miss Ross to sign a quick autograph for me. She then told me, "I don't have time right now."

I don't understand what Diana Ross's deal is. Okay, it's true that she doesn't exactly have the best reputation among the press and those who work with her-in fact, many consider her attitude to be divalike.

However, she agreed to participate in a 10-15 minute interview that I would conduct, only to change her mind the minute she met me. It shouldn't really matter-or should it? I'd love to hear your opinions!

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Tags: diana, interview, ross

Comment by Jorge Marin on March 18, 2011 at 4:29pm
Oh my goodness, sometimes the ego of these "superstars" really gets out of hand. They take for granted that the reason why they became famous and successful, is because of regular people like us. Wow, that was so rude. Maybe she was ON something- I know she's had a bad reputation.  Someone in here posted a similar story of Sharon Stone, unbelievable!
Comment by Robert Babb on March 20, 2011 at 4:54am
I remember an interview with her a few years back and how she seemed to treat the other supremes like trash in my opinion. This is no surprise to me but it is to bad,
Comment by Steve Cyrkin, Community Manager on March 20, 2011 at 2:13pm
Why did she have to be rude? Really no excuse for that.
Comment by Kyle M. on March 20, 2011 at 4:40pm
Im glad that you told this story.  I have heard good thing about her signing habits in and around New York.  Maybe it was an off day?
Comment by Stephen J Kapp on March 21, 2011 at 12:15am
Just another inconsiderate rich celebrity!  There are plenty of them out there. 
Comment by Bruce Donaldson on March 21, 2011 at 1:03am
Back in 1975, I worked backstage at the Don Kirshner's  first Rock Awards at the Santa Monica Civic. Diana Ross,Cher, and Elton John were the hosts of the show. I witness Mrs.Ross temper when during the live t.v.show Elton John had said something on stage that she didn't like, when they came off stage right in front of me she slapped Elton John up side the head, his glasses went flying while she cussed him out. Needless to say I didn't bother her for an autograph!
Comment by DB on March 21, 2011 at 4:35am
"many consider her attitude to be divalike"  is something to think about, NOT!  "Cause she is a diva and unfortunately commands money & still draws large crowds.  Doesn't surprise me in the lest that she would act like a "diva".  You should let TMZ know, they love this stuff.  I believe it was she that pushed one of her supreme cohorts on stage one time and that pretty much sums it up.
Comment by Richard J. Rodgers on March 21, 2011 at 9:16am
Probably just a power trip. You weren't anyone she recognized and therefore not worth her time.
Comment by Brandon Mysinger on March 21, 2011 at 12:10pm
And that my friends is how TRASH behaves!  It's the ignorant people that fawn over her that created the monster that she and her kind are.  PEOPLE do not act that way if they are connected to reality.
Comment by Janice Knechtel on March 21, 2011 at 12:58pm
There is no excuses for her rudeness. If she didn't want to do the interview, fine. But to be rude like that.....what a shame.

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